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GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. Genetic engineering is changing the food that we eat.
Check out these articles to learn more.

From PBS, Harvest of Fear contains the
following articles:

Should we grow GM crops? Answer these 12 questions to decide for yourself!

Guess what's coming to dinner?

*Check out the viewpoints of stakeholders who have something to say about GM food.

Engineering Crops in a Needy World
Read how genes are spliced into foods and
take a look at the pro and con arguments!

Genetic Engineering: The Controversy
You'll read about both sides of the issue.

GM Foods: Harmful or Helpful?

A Modified Debate Over GMO's

Frequently Asked Questions About Biotechnology
There is an abundance of information here from the United States Department of Agriculture

Rubric: Presentation at the National Food Conference**

Below Expectations
Met Expectations
Exceeded Expectations
Content for Presentation
Benefits and risks were supported with minimal evidence OR did not accurately represent the stakeholder’s point of view.
Benefits and risks were supported with adequate evidence.
Benefits and risks were supported with an abundance of evidence.
Participation Skills
Made minimal contributions to the group’s discussion.
Made frequent, meaningful, relevant contributions to the group’s discussion.
Made contributions that enhanced and challenged other participants’ understanding of the topic.
PresentationSkills
Read from notes.

Did not make eye contact with the audience.
Used notes in an effective manner to deliver a speech.

Maintained good eye contact with
the audience.
Shared information with confidence and enthusiasm with minimal reference to notes.

Maintained excellent eye contact with the audience throughout the discussion.